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Co To Island pilots plastic single-use plastic product ban

02 September 2022 | 10:52:00 AM

Co To Island in the northern province of Quang Ninh has started a pilot programme to ban visitors from bringing plastic products to the island since today, September 1.

The island welcomed around 2,000 visitors on the first day of the national holiday. At 6:30 am, local authorities were present at Cai Rong Port to instruct tourists to exchange their non-biodegradable plastic bags for environmentally-friendly alternatives.


Tourists were instructed to exchange their non-biodegradable plastic bags for environmentally-friendly alternatives at Cai Rong Port

Visitors were glad to make the exchange.

Nguyen Thi Thuy, vice chairwoman of Co To District’s Fatherland Front, said that two staff would be at Cai Rong Port every day to distribute environmentally-friendly plastic bags to tourists. Hotels, tourist sites and local residents also need to disseminate information about the single-use plastic product ban on the island.

After being piloted the programme will be officially applied.

Cu Lao Cham, or Cham Island, in the central province of Quang Nam implemented a similar green plastic bag-free policy.

(, LD)

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